RAINS KEEP PRODUCERS OUT OF THE FIELD
Rains across most of the State has helped green up pastures. At the same time, very little corn has been planted and producers are anxious to start getting corn, as well as their other crops, in the ground. Because of the incessant rains, there were only 2.9 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was 3 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 23 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture levels were 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. The earlier hard freeze caused light to severe damage to most of the wheat crop. Wheat damage from the previous freeze was 6 percent severe, 31 percent moderate, 27 percent light, and 36 percent no freeze damage. Continue reading the Tennessee NASS Crop Progress report at TN_04_03_17. The U.S. Crop Progress report can be read at CropProg-04-03-2017.